Some Ideas to Get You Started!


5K Run/Walk or Bike Ride

Charge an entry fee per rider and encourage individual fundraising

Silent Auction

Obtain a variety of items donated from local businesses

Golf Outing

Add a donation to greens fees; have each golfer make a donation for each hole under par; have contests

Run a Marathon / Bike a Century Ride

Get friends, family, and companies to sponsor your bold athletic endeavor


Sell tickets and ask for a donation from bowlers for every strike

Basketball, Softball, Flag Football Tournament

Charge an entry fee per team and “pass the hat” among spectators

Concert with a Local Band

Hold it at a bar that will donate the cover charge to the cause; have a large cover charge with open bar

Bingo/Poker Tournament

Collect a percentage of every pot or charge admission fee; sell food and beverages

Fashion Show

Get fashions donated from local boutiques and sell tickets and refreshments


Have it hosted by kids; charge for food and games

Pancake Breakfast

Hold it at a local church or fire hall and sell tickets

Car Wash

Have a minimum donation and encourage more!

Bake Sale

Get a group at school to bake and sell the goodies after school

Getting Married?

1. Ask guests to make a donation to The ALS Association in lieu of gifts.
2. In place of wedding or shower favors, make a donation to The ALS Association in honor of your guests. Click here to learn more.

Hosting a party for the big game?

Invite your family and friends over to watch the big game and ask them to pledge a donation for every point scored by their favorite team OR  create a pool with 50% donated and 50% towards prizes. Attending a party? Ask the host if they will let you do it at their get-together.


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321 Norristown Road - Suite 260, Ambler, PA 19002

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